LifeLong recognizes housing as a core health issue and together with community partners has developed a robust permanent supportive housing program to improve the quality of life for homeless adults. The LifeLong Supportive Housing Program (SHP) brings health and social services into subsidized affordable housing so that tenants with histories of homelessness can achieve housing stability and improve their quality of life.
The Supportive Housing Program offers services to nearly 600 tenants at seven different housing sites within Alameda County, as well as to residents living in individual subsidized units scattered throughout the County. The following services are provided to all LifeLong Supportive Housing Program patients:
- Comprehensive case management
- Housing stabilization and eviction prevention
- Benefits advocacy and money management
- Medical care
- Mental health and substance abuse services
- Employment/vocational support
The LifeLong Supportive Housing Program also offers supportive services, housing, and health care for adults who are frequent users of hospital emergency departments. This program reduces inappropriate emergency department use by providing community based integrated primary care and psychosocial services to adults with complex health issues.